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shows us california's hi tech grapes - how science can achieve perfection in a glass. i'm phil torres. i'm an entermologist and i'll show you the spiders i found in peru. and how scent affects jaguars. that's the team, let's do some science. hey, guys, welcome to a fun week of science in the field. kyle, what is happening to the bee, how can we save them? >> bee populations are diminishing around the country. i wanted to find out why. i travelled to the heartland of america to find innovative ways to find technology to save the bees. late summer in barrett minnesota it is usually buzzing with activity. i think we are ready to walk down to the beehives. >> the midwest is known for the commercial bee industry. we have empty boxes not filled with honey. >> a big stack of empties with nothing. >> bee kooepers are witnessing an alarming problem. how many bees are we losing? >> the losses are avt ron omic am. i lost 65% of my operation last winter. we look in the ground to see if there's dead bees on the ground. most people in the u.s. would be happy staying away from the honey bee. >> they ar
of viruses. we learned that when science came along. before that we knew that the rabies-like viruses were carried by vampire bats in south america, for example, and we knew there'd been some cases elsewhere of very closely-related viruses being contracted as a result of bat bite. but before 2002 that's all we knew. and then suddenly science comes along. it gives us an enormous shock because here's a respiratory pathogen, we think it's influenza, it's not. it was the world health influenza network that actually worked it out. it turned out in the end what it was was a virus that came out of bats, it went into himalayan civic cats which were a little animal that was in southern china who was being used for food. it comes out of the forest areas. and it infected humans in those live animal markets, and then it was chinese new year, and it spread very quickly. it spread to hong kong, it spread to singapore, and it spread to toronto. and they were the main areas infected. in east asia, the only area infected out of asia was, actually, toronto. and still -- and it killed about 800 people. now,
of our many great high school students. this is valdez, she participated in the program in the science and health care partnership. each student on this program was paired with a mentor and committed scientific reach are research for eight weeks for the summer. it's a program by sfusd and i also want to recognize our director of science technology engineering and math mr. jim ryan who is here this evening to support jasmine. this program is active in 90 percent of our school district's k-12 schools and provides benefits to our teachers in more than 250 scientist role models to our student each year. a little bit about our student. she just joined the high school. in high school she developed a strong interest in science especially in biology and chose to challenge herself and chose to take ap biology as a junior. she's also been involved in numerous school activities and science club for girls. at ucsf she joins tiffany quan in the department of biochemistry at ucsf. she'll tell you much more but in a nutshell she tells us how embryonic stem cell's work. when i got to see her in actio
that actually fruit bats are maintaining a whole spectrum of viruses. we learned that when science came along. before that we knew the rabies viruses were carried by vampire bats in south america for example and we knew in some places elsewhere that closely related virus contracted as the result of a bat bite. then suddenly stars comes along and gives us an enormous shock because it's a respiratory pathogen. it's not influenza. they worked it out in three months what it actually was and it was a world health influenza. it turns out if and when it was was a virus that came out of bats and it went into civic cats a little animal in southern china in being used for food that comes out of the forest areas and it infected humans in the life animal markets. it spread very quickly and spread to hong kong and spread to singapore and spread to toronto. they were the main areas infected. the only area infected out of asia was actually toronto and still it killed it 800 people. normally in the united states 25 to 40,000 people die every year of influenza. this killed 800 people in total. this was a new
relative to wild type . >> 10 to 30 times the speed of growth. >> taking science a step further, asking the food and drug administration to approve their farmed salmon for sale in the u.s. and from the looks of things it might happen. the fda has said it is safe to environment. it was first engineered in 1989. it's an atlantic salmon modified by a combination of chnookcal monday and an ocean pout that reaches full market size in half the time. under the application before the fda aqua bounty would spend their eggs to panama where they would grow the salmon from tank farms to avoid any chance they would get out and mix with the salmon population. then they would be sent back to the states for sale. here at seattle's famed pike place fish market the idea of gm salmon is not tossed around lightly. >> for kara. [ cheering ] >> what would you say to me if i said the words genetically modified salmon. >> no! >> why no? >> welding worried that a genetically modified fish would escape. >> this guy is really big. he's about 28.3 grams. >> reporter: dr. bob devlin is a scientist wit , he's involv
? as kristina tells us, maybe you should be thinking about science. >> the second-place winner... >> you can almost feel the tension as the contestants wait to hear the winning names announced. >> from ambler, pennsylvania, and germantown academy, jonah kallenbach. [ applause ] >> this might seem like the oscars, but these winners are scientists. the intel science awards recognizes high-school seniors who solve real-world problems. for example, jonah took second place for taking on the challenge of a dangerous kind of protein. >> i basically built a computer-science tool, which solves this problem by predicting exactly when a disordered protein is going to bind to an older protein, and what that interaction looks like. >> let me translate -- jonah is on track to finding a better way to treat cancer. as for the first-place winner... >> sara volz. [ applause ] >> ...her project focused on using algae for fuel. >> i feel like there were so many deserving people, and, like, all of the people who i got to meet this week are so smart, and their projects are so amazing that... i'm really stunned an
to paradise. the question you ask the answer is both that science provides in the form of technology, weapons which have only been available to reasonably responsibility governments -- responsible governments will likely become available to nutcases who believe that their god requires them to wreak havoc and destruction. >> jon: doesn't it though let scientists off the shook to some extent to suggest that their work could only be misused by those whose minds are boggled by religious fanaticism. don't you think it's possibly more likely that we will create something that the unintended consequence of it is worldwide can catastrophe? >> it's possible. it's something we have to worry about. the precautionary principle, i think is very important. science is the most powerful way you want to do. if you want to do good it's the most powerful way of doing good and if you want to do evil it's the most powerful way. >> jon: i guess it's the third love for every equal action there's an opposite reaction. you split an add yom. you go -- atom and you can light the world going this way. and if you go this
on science not politics. >>> and from the congo to your cell phone. next on pbs news hour weekend. >>> additional support is provided by -- >>> from the tisch wnet studios in new york, ari sreenivasan. >> the house of representatives voted 407 to nothing to grarnt back pay to 800,000 federal employees now furloughed. the senate also is expected to approve the legislation. in a separate development, chuck hagel said the pentagon is ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees back to work, he did not say exactly how many. meanwhile, there are new signs the government shutdown is damaging the economy, thousands of home buyers may not be able to qualify for mortgages because of the furloughing of irs workers. the irs often verifies the income of home buyers trying to get a lone. for weeks now, washington watchers have been saying resolution of the conflict will hinge on the actions of two men, president obama and house speaker john boehner. we'll have two conversations with the reporters who cover each of them. for more, we're joined by janet hook of the wall street journal, i
and entrepreneurship and invest much more we are doubling in science and technology. so our new pillars are key. we want to keep growing at 6% and we need to grow at 6% because if we do that before the end of this decade chile might become the first-- hopefully not the only one-- latin american country able to defeat poverty. >> rose: your principle expert is -- >> copper. >> rose: copper, of course. with whom? >> china is by our far our most important trading partner. >> rose: and what do you buy from them? >> you name it. >> rose: everything? >> everything. and we are exporting them mining products also wood and timber and fish and fruits and many things also. so china has become by far our -- the largest trading partner. >> rose: and the relationship is good? >> it is good. we have had a diplomatic relation with china for the last 43 years. actually, chile was the first country that established that with china and we have different systems, of course, but we get along very well. >> rose: is there any limit in what they will export to you or what you might not export to them? >> no. it's a free t
, not to scientists or folks who understand the science. when you have a system that allows politicians to make those decisions, you just end up relitigating these things over and over. that's what's happening in texas this year. we're starting our once a decade adoption of new science textbooks that will be in classes in texas and around the country for the next generation of students. so it's a high-stakes decision here. there's a number of members on that board who have for a long time made it their number one goal to get information in those textbooks that question the validity and the science of global warming and evolution. that's why the big fuss in texas this year. >> and i think people are watching it this year because you're not alone. there are 14 different states fighting similar battles, so this isn't just in a vacuum. one of the arguments that folks on the other side are making is that this isn't about religion, it's about academic freedom. let me play for you a clip from the president of texas values. >> science is a field where there's a lot of exploration. people like to ask a lot of
you. >> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands,
of these duds, you are lies, what for? >>> it is tech time for the really science minded and the people looking for help and convenience. >> i'm one of those people but not the science one. >> the first video is for people that are really into science, because it includes neo dims magnet in spiro fluid to explain what we are looking at here. really, what it looks like is gelatin ous wad. >> hey, zach. what in the heck are we looking at? it looks like a big glob of goo. >> the small magnet is the most powerful permanent magnet you can make and the kind of oily substance is there afluid, a liquid that reacts to a magnetic field. it is usually made up of oil and small iron particles. >> so it is like oily iron. >> it will react to the magnetic field around this magnet. it has spikes around it. >> it looks like a sea creature. >> the fluid is trying to go around the magnetic field as much as possible while it is balanced out by gravity and surface tension. >> it looks alive. i said this was about people that are looking for convenience and help. bedside toilet. >> this is a bedside flushable toilet
times" science writer ashley merryman for an op-ed she wrote last week entitled "losing is good for you." well, if you really feel that way, ms. merryman, great news, i think you're a loser. (laughter) merryman here claims america has gone trophy crazy, especially when it comes to our kids and that after years of researching the effects of praise on kids "the science is clear: awards can be powerful motivators but non-step recognition does not inspire children to succeed, instead it can cause them to underachieve." wrong! (laughter) wrong! this country was built on awards. what do you think gave washington the confidence to defeat the british? it was his fourth grade most improved karate participation profy! (laughter) listen up! listen up, the "new york times." i know what's going on here. you published some liberal j.d. about awards being terrible and losing the s the best right after i win these. (cheers and applause) skrao *ed. (cheers and applause) clearly, clearly, clearly somebody is jealous. because while i've been showered in gold, the only golden shower the "new york times" ge
the science says. >>> the u.n.'s intragovernmental panel on climate change predicts worldwide temperatures could rise between 2.8 to 8.5° by the end of the century. this despite data from the last 15 years that shows a slow down in global warning. warming. the panel stress that the global warming is indisputable. do not always reflect global trends. they are now as certain that global warming is man made as they are that smoking kills. >> the report should be awake-up call. >> multiple lines of evidence confirm trapped by greenhouse gases is indeed warmings the wae earth's atmospheres, melting ice caps, glaciers. >> reducing global pollution. u.s. secretary of state john kerry stressed that world leaders must ban together on the issue. >> climate change is one issue that absolutely impacts billions of people around the world. >> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon announced that he will try to push a treaty forward with world leaders. >> we must build resilience and seize the opportunities of a low carbon future. >> report will be released in full monday. courtney keely, al jazeera new yor
malfunction. it was a black eye for american science and embarrassment for the american people and humiliation for the government. in the middle of all that, the soviet union was close to making its first orbital attempt. the sad irony to all this was america had at its disposal the very finest rocket scientists in the world. dr. verner von braun and 100 german engineers who were expatriate of the united states under secret postwar program called project paper clip. the vanguard rocket program used none of these. the federal government how did away in texas called for bliss. the government was naturally concerned about the embarrassment of having former chairman war machine scientists working too closely on american projects but at the end of 1957, two events occurred that changed everything. the soviets successfully launched sputnik and another vanguard rocket blew up on the launch pad. under intense public pressure the government approached turner von braun and practically vacant for help. but juan peron had a problem of his own. he had a rocket, the redstone that could theoretically reach o
the science guy. but who's next. we have a look at where the celebs stand on the liter board. >> we all had that favorite sugary cereal as a child. you can grab a boll of lucky charms again. >>> forget about the fiber one or bran cereal. trix aren't just for kids anymore. >> reporter: growing up, i was bombarded with cereal ads. they were the mini cartoons. marshmallows and chocolates, colorful characters trying to steal lucky charms or cocoa krispies. come to think of it, there as a lot of stealing. one of the most team must one was reminded. >> sellly rabbit. trix are for kids. >> reporter: these days they're being marketed toward adults. take a look at this lucky charms commercial. >> lucky charms? >> always after my lucky charles. >> oh, i for got how good they taste. >> i forgot you were such a pill from accounting. those did not have your name on it. you used my spoon. i heat you. anyway general mills estimates about 40% of its lucky charm eaters are adults. they have released their cereal count chock cow a, franken berry. when general mills was called out for pushing it on children,
this precious baby and you just, you smell them." science shows there's something more to that "newborn smell" than just breathing in a sign of youth. next, how it could be addicting to moms. and helping teachers get the basics in their classrooms, without them spending their hard-earned money. the new website that's allowing strangers to chip in. ((break 2)) any mom will tell you how much they love the smell of their newborn baby... but, could they really be addicted to it? science says "yes." melody mendez tells us how that "newborn smell" can be like a drug to new moms. pordy says: " they absolutely have a sweet, soft little scent that just makes you light up." while the adjectives may vary... any mom will tell you all about the smell of her newborn. terra pordy has a 3-year-old son, and another on the way... she still vividly remembers the smell. pordy says: "i lost sleep cause i would just hold this precious baby and you just, you smell them." now, a study published in the journal "frontiers in psychology" finds newborns do have a smell, that activates certain pathways in a mom's brain,
was actually becoming a new discipline in this country. and that was something called political science. so he read a lot about politics government, economic, history and how they were all melded into this new thing called political science. after wilson realized he was not making a living as an attorney in atlanta, he decided he was going to go to graduate school. one very good thing came out of his atlanta gears and that was he had one big piece of business as a lawyer. and that was something that his family had brought to him. there was some piece of property that needed some contracts, some legal work. so wilson went to rome, georgia, where he was tying up these loose ends and where he, a presbyterian minister's son that a woman named element action committee was a presbyterian minister's daughter and the two of them fell in love and had a real old-fashioned 19th century courtship. a little more extensive than most because wilson, although he was desperate to marry her and her realized he didn't have the resources to do it just yet. so they had an engagement that went on for several years,
. i am arch campbell. ill nye the science guy hits the floor tomorrow on "dancing with the stars." he suffered a partially torn ligaments in his left leg. it is the battle of the school board going in tomorrow's show. we will be right back.
are talking to and when. >>> and stereotypes with toys. the doll house teaching girls science and technology. it's today's big idea. a whole heck of a lot to get to, but we start on capitol hill where we are at t minus 1 1/2 days now until a very possible government shutdown. i want to bring in kelly o'donnell. when the senate adjourned friday, many went back home. we just heard from ted cruz there on "meet the press" this morning. he said that his colleagues need to hustle back. >> let's talk about the next steps. the next step is the senate needs to act. and right now, the senate is on recess. in my view, harry reid should call the senate back this today. we have a bill in front of us, there a government shutdown in 48 hour.his today. we have a bill in front of us, there a government shutdown in 48 hour.inhis today. we have a bill in front of us, there a government shutdown in 48 hour.we have a bill in front there a government shutdown in 48 hour. i'd love to be back in houston with my two little girls but i'm here in washington, d.c.. >> on cruz's colleagues echoed that today, as well. is
you could say we didn't know, the climate science was not so clear and so on. today there is no excuse for not taking bold, urgent action and to do it in a creative way that gives us a win for the climate but also gives us a win, for example, on jobs and on addressing things like economic development. >> in that context, take the arctic. you have said that it's insane to drill in the arctic. why? >> well, the very fact that drilling in the arctic is even a possibility today in the parts where they're drilling is precisely as a result of the burning of fossil fuels, of burning coal, oil and gas, right? you know, it wouldn't have been possible -- the arctic is melting in the summer months, and last year when i was there in the arctic, the day that the world record for the lowest minimum ice levels ever recorded in human history was last year, august. now, you know, i say to my american friends always -- you know how americans have this saying which says "what happens in vegas stays in vegas"? i say, unfortunately, what happens in the arctic does not stay in the arctic. >> how so? >> beca
. invested in the world. bny mellon. evto earn degrees in mathan stand science.ut but more than half leave their programs. so we're missing out on 450,000 math and science graduates annually. but if we can help students prepare for these subjects we'll have a stronger workforce for our fastest-growing industries. let's invest in our future. join exxonmobil in advancing math and science education. let's solve this. [ male announcer ] you know that family? the one whose eye for design is apparent in every detail? ♪ whose refined taste is best characterized by the company they keep? ♪ well...say hello to the newest member of the family. the cadillac srx. awarded best interior design of any luxury brand. take advantage of this exceptional offer on the 2013 cadillac srx with premium care maintenance included. so i can reach ally bank 24/7, but there ar24/7.branches? i'm sorry, i'm just really reluctant to try new things. really? what's wrong with trying new things? look! mommy's new vacuum! (cat screech) you feel that in your muscles? i do... drink water. it's a long story. well, not having
something? head to every year american students earn degrees in math and science. but only three in ten of them are women. to have enough graduates to fill 21st century jobs... ...we'll have to solve this gender divide. let's inspire more young women to pursue math and science. let's light the way for a new generation. join exxonmobil in advancing math and science education. let's solve this. [ maplays a key role resethroughout our lives.alth one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. man: sometimes it's like we're still in college. but with a mortgage. and the furniture's a lot nicer. and suddenly, the most important person in my life is someone i haven't even met yet. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners, and they matter most to us. as you plan your next step, we'll help you get there. >>> let's talk the price is right. not that game show, i mean the stock show. if you want to actually make m
. the company's original controversial comments and what it's saying tonight also here science trumps the force to create a real life light sabre. >> and the bugs taking over wr. to get a larger than life look at creepy critters. >> live on the roof of the kgotv broadcast center tracking lane reign this weekend. you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you and what if that person were you? ♪ when you think about it, isn't that what retirement should be, paying ourselves to do what we love? ♪ >>> the world's largest pasta maker fending off calls for a boycott. the company says it would never use gay couples in commercials and tonight the company has a new apology on its facebook page, listen. >> every person i met including gays and families without any distinction i've never disencommunicated against anyone. >> but gay rights act vo kits are angry about the original comment. abc news reporter marcy gonzales has t
'm jake ward. i'm the editor of popular science magazine. it is about the future. we are pretty much explaining ideas that we think are going to have a big impact on the next five, 10, 15 years. that could be anything from neponry to a prosthetic eyeball to climate change. we covered climate change for decades at this point. i get letters from readers who take issue with our coverage of global warming. this reader tells me there's overwhelming evidence that global warming is a hoax. to get to the technical solutions that we have to achieve in order to combat climate change, we have to agree that it's happening. the ipcc is an inter-governmental entity composed of over 120-member countries, bringing together an incredible number of scientists to review research out there about climate change. it is the human races defining organization for understanding the causes and implications of climate change. in 1995 they released a report saying there was 50% certainty that climate change was manmade. in 1997 they were of 66% sure, in 200790% sure, and this year 95% sure. when people here the
and other will see art and other will see science. all of those is true yet i will effort look at this beautiful span and see the people together who bridged road, art and science and made them soar >> thank you (clapping) and now in keeping of the theme of the great people who have contributed to this bridge i'll introduce my great friend chair of the california transportation commission (clapping). >> thank you amy as chairman of the transportation commission it's a real honor to be here today. i'll to take this moment to recognize and honor all my fellow commissioner who are present today starting with bob bob bobby. commissioner lucy and fran, commissioner joe (clapping) >> i'd like to honor two of our past commissioners x commissioner jerry, and ex-commissioner phil. (clapping). >> i'd like to acknowledge our current and past directors and their staff in keeping this project moving forward. the ct c has plated a big role as established be by the legislature in july 2005. we've been roeptd by four of our executive directors. my colleague on the podium and john who's in
with its newest report on the state of climate science. said they have maybe five percent certainty that human activities are contributing to global warming. they focused on this 15 year globaln the rate of warning which is something that has got a lots of attention from skepticism -- skeptics. i him into this -- interested in your take on the report, what it means for u.s. >> it is a watershed. the statement about the extreme opulence of scientists in terms of not only warming but the human role is very clear. it also underpins of the importance of the president climate action plan. i might note that the action plan has a very strong emphasis on mitigating the risks of climate change. perhaps we will talk about some of the things the department of energy is responsible for. we also have to note to the president's plan brought forward a very strong need to prepare for climate risks. are already experiencing the pattern of the expected impacts of global warming. the report really just highlight the importance of moving now on this issue. viewe said before in my this is the crucial de
science. his is not a question of money. it is a question of enforcing the good loss, getting rid of the bylaws, and prosecuting offenders. to become a leader in the region where the migrant workers rights is a serious issue and has been for a long time. it is an opportunity for employers, most of them from qatar, and it is said to be horrific abuses which have been reviewed. >> very soon on the channels tonight, and historic phone call, but no guarantees. the presidents of the u.s. and iran speak directly for the first time, but it could be drowned out by the loud voices of america's anti-iran allies. rick authorities are conducting a sweeping crackdown on the extreme right golden dorm party, arresting leaders and senior officials stemming from the murder of a prominent antifascist two weeks ago allegedly by golden dome. the party has become greece's third-largest and is most known for attacking political rivals and attacking migrants. they said bring it down will not be easy. >> it's clear there are ties between the party and certain parts of the greek state apparatus. this has
of this -- of this challenge, that some people know about it, 90, 97% of the scientists who deal in climate science all agree that when it comes to doing something it takes leadership. and not just political leadership, but business leadership, church leadership, academic leadership. and that's the context, i believe, in which you have come together. you're focusing on solar energy. that's a big piece. there's plenty of sun out there to take care of our energy. it's going to take time. it's going to take technology. it's going to take scientific breakthroughs, research, and development. and it's going to take storage. and it's going to take various insebastianvv stifle. just in california you have some cities that charge 1800 bucks for a permit for somebody to put solar on their roof. we have to fight that. there are soft costs. we can bring that down. from the small incremental step to the long march in getting it done, those are all the elements that you have to deal with. and there are some pauses, sometimes things plateau. i know some utilities feel we have enough for 33 and a third percent which is our
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